Upcoming webinar to advise businesses on being ‘purpose driven’

By Anita Jaynes on 1 September, 2020

Business Against Poverty – the business division of the South West-based charity People Against Poverty – is to launch its first webinar this September.

With most people re-addressing their businesses during these extraordinary times, the organisation says that ‘purpose-driven’ businesses have a significant role in society now more than ever.

A ‘purpose-driven’ company stands for and takes action on something bigger than its products and services.

Business Against Poverty says, regardless of the size of a business – all have the ability to make a positive difference for clients, staff, suppliers and community – both locally, nationally and internationally.

The webinar will bring together a panel of business leaders who put ‘purpose’ at the heart of everything they do.  The panel will comprise three business people who head their own leading organisations; Graham Massey Of The House, Bath, Jules English and Jim Parry Of Triangle Design from Bristol, all of whom are established Business against Poverty members. Additionally, Prasant Yelchuri will be connecting to the meeting from India.

Prasant has his own not for profit business hiking the mountains of the Andra Pradesh region, and with his family founded and run Haven Home, a home for over 200 young children where they live and are schooled with support for their everyday needs including medical care.

The session will be facilitated by Business Against Poverty’s Co-Chair of Trustees, Paul Van Haver who is an International Director of a global organisation in the software and communications field.

Val Huxley, CEO of People Against Poverty, said, “Coming along is the absolute best way to meet other Business against Poverty members and guests. It’s an interactive event where you can ask those most important questions you may have burning in the background and learn from others why having a purpose is important to business and its growth.”

She added, “Although this event is free to attend, we would like to give you the opportunity to make a small donation which will enable us to continue our support of Haven Home.”

The event will take place on Tuesday 9th September 2020, 10.30 am – 11.30 am via Zoom.

For more information or to book a place please click here.